Alkimos Beach developers scoop Lendlease sustainability award

Alkimos Beach development team at the beach access opening in 2015.
Alkimos Beach development team at the beach access opening in 2015.

ALKIMOS Beach developers took out Lendlease’s top sustainability award at the company’s global excellence awards in Sydney last month.

The project team won the global employee excellence award in sustainability for their pursuit of world’s best practice sustainability outcomes for the northern corridor development.

“They continue to push boundaries socially and environmentally and their passion is authentic and changing how our communities are being built,” chief executive Kylie Rampa said.

Alkimos Beach sustainability achievements include 2015 Australia’s first Green Building Council of Australia six green star rating in 2015 and the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s 6 green leaves in 2015 and 2014.

It is also undertaking an Australian-first energy storage trial, created a multi-use venue, the Sprout Hub, that brings together a social enterprise cafe, co-working and event space, and partnered with Surf Lifesaving WA to deliver a BeachSafe program.

Mandatory solar panels and energy-efficient appliances are expected to reduce resident energy bills, while fibre-to-the premises internet connectivity to encourage working from home.

Its partnership with Earthcare aims to deliver a builder waste recycling program.

More than 11,900 Lendlease employees globally were eligible to enter the awards, in categories that include innovation, diversity and inclusion, safety, customer service and best project.